The Western Washington University men’s basketball team will host Seattle Pacific University this Saturday (Jan. 27) at 3 pm in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game that will be televised by ROOT SPORTS.
The Vikings are currently in first place in the GNAC with a 10-0 league record and are 15-3 overall heading into the second half of the conference schedule. WWU has a current 10-game winning streak heading into Thursday’s contest vs. Saint Martin’s (7 pm).
Saturday’s game vs. SPU is the only GNAC game that will be televised by ROOT SPORTS this year, with Brad Adam and Francis Williams calling the action from WECU Court. WWU alum and ROOT SPORTS VP/Executive Producer Jon Bradford (’84, Broadcast Communications) will serve as the director for the game.
This marks the ninth consecutive season that WWU will appear in a televised game by ROOT SPORTS, and the first time a game has been televised inside the renovated Carver Gym. The first regionally-televised game by ROOT/FSN Northwest was on Feb. 28, 2010, a 90-86 victory over Central Washington. WWU is 9-4 in games televised by ROOT SPORTS/FSN Northwest.
The game can be viewed in the Northwest on Comcast channel 30 (SD) and 627 (HD). Check your local listings for availability.
Plan Ahead for Tickets:
A near capacity crowd of 2,500 is expected for Saturday’s game vs. SPU, so fans are encouraged to plan ahead by purchasing their tickets online via the WWU Ticket Office or by calling (360) 650-BLUE (2583). WWU students with a Viking Territory Pass need to redeem their tickets ahead of time at the WWU Ticket Office located inside the Performing Arts Center Lobby. Fans are encouraged to arrive early at Carver Gym if picking up tickets at the will call window. The ticket booth at Carver Gym and doors will open one hour before game time at 2 pm.
Wear Your Blue:
Fans are encouraged to wear their WWU BLUE for Saturday’s game as part of a #BlueBeatsSPU campaign.
Coaches vs. Cancer:
Saturday’s game will also be the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game, with WWU and SPU coaches wearing white sneakers and suits on the sidelines to increase cancer awareness and help raise funds for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham. Limited edition “BEVIKTORIOUS t-shirts” will be given away free to students and available for purchase for $5, with proceeds going to the PeaceHealth Cancer Center. WWU cheerleaders and members of the marketing staff will be taking donations, so bring your extra change to the game!